Monday, August 26, 2013

Bits and Pieces

As we are still in our summer slump, we are going to branch out a little to cover all kinds of interesting bits and pieces related to the Grand Ducal and Princely families.

Eléonore de Potesta, granddaughter of Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg, deceased sister of Grand Duke Jean, and her husband Diego Fernández de Córdova y Cerveró recently welcomed their first child. The baby boy named Rafael was born on August 9.

On a similar note, Princess Amélia de Orléans e Bragança, a granddaughter of another sister of Grand Duke Jean, Princess Alix, announced her engagement to James Spearman about a month ago. The oldest daughter of Prince António de Orléans e Bragança, third in line to the non-existent Brazilian throne, and his wife née Princess Christine de Ligne is likely going to marry in Brazil, hopefully with a bunch of Luxembourg cousins in attendance.

On August 14, Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla visited the French town of Angoulême and its surroundings. While there, they, among other things, paid visits to the Musée de la Bande dessinée, the Château de Dampierre, and a private chapel at the Bardines cemetery in Saint-Yrieix which belongs to Princess Sibilla's family.

Last Friday, Prince Stefan, fifth cousin once removed of Prince Hans-Adam II and Liechtenstein's ambassador to Germany, welcomed three scouts at the country's Berlin embassy. The three delegates of the country's scouting association attended the 14th European Guide Conference, the 21st European Scout Conference and the 14th European Guide and Scout Conference respectively over the week. A picture of the group of four sitting on a dresser can be found at Volksblatt.

Source: Carnet Mondain, The Times, Sud Ouest, Volksblatt

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